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  • Premier Icon chakaping
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    What rear wheel configuration is it?

    Wheel size, hub width and is it a shimano or XD freehub?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Leisure Lakes do 3 day demos out of Lancaster, I believe.

    Wheelbase do hire bike, but it’s only a basic 29er hardtail http://www.wheelbase.co.uk/cyclehire.html

    Leisure Lakes do 3 day demos out of Lancaster, I believe.

    Yes they do
    https://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/content/lancaster-hire-bikes-and-demo-bikes.aspx
    might be a better option for you

    grannyjone
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    Wheelbase do hire bike, but it’s only a basic 29er hardtail http://www.wheelbase.co.uk/cyclehire.html

    Yes I noticed that, the only full suss option was a £100 per day electric!

    Leisure Lakes do 3 day demos out of Lancaster, I believe

    I’ll give them a try. I tried the one in Bury on my way back from Rochdale and got no success at all. Only had touring bikes for hire.

    grannyjone
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    Wheel size, hub width and is it a shimano or XD freehub?

    Wheel size is 29 and the part according to Leisure Lakes is M = S132100009 (Freehub + Axle Assembly)

    grannyjone
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    According to the specs:

    Rear Hub:

    Specialized Hi Lo disc, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 24h

    It’s the one that comes with the Specialized Camber Evo

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Should be less hassle to just stick a new freehub on though.

    grannyjone
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    I need to ride tomorrow. I’ve booked a holiday in the Lake District Friday-Saturday. The parts I need are not going to arrive anytime soon.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I was asking as I have a few rear wheels and I’m not far from you, but I don’t think I’d have anything suitable to lend, unfortunately.

    grannyjone
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    My bike has broke on a ride today to Stoodley Pike. The freehub has broke so not something anyone can fix anytime soon.
    I booked a holiday in the Duddon Valley in the Lake District and unfortunately it is this weekend was wondering if I could hire a bike for it.
    Does anyone know the best place to hire a decent full suspension bike for the weekend? I live in Hindley (near Wigan) and wondering if there are any bike hire shops nearby or on the way to the Duddon Valley that I could just call in at on the way to pick it up and call in on the way back to drop it off?

    I’ve been told Grizedale but it’s really out of the way of where I’m driving and I don’t want to be driving hours more than I need to, I’d probably rather put up with my other bike (knackered hard tail) than do that.

    grannyjone
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    There has got to be a better solution to this problem than bringing my knackered hard tail

    Premier Icon slackboy
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    Wouldn’t it be cheaper to buy a whole new back wheel than hire a FS for the weekend?

    If you call wheelbase in staveley they’ve probably got one in stock and you could pick it up on the way through.

    you could also try Evans in Preston or Merlin in Chorley Both not too far off the motorway

    Premier Icon Bustaspoke
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    Wouldn’t it be cheaper to buy a whole new back wheel than hire a FS for the weekend

    ^^^^ THIS ^^^^
    Also try Winstanley’s at Wigan

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Winstanleys are well priced for Hope wheels, and super-helpful guys – if you do decide to go down that road.

    grannyjone
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    I made a mistake when I quoted the wheel specs before! I quoted them for the front wheel instead of the rear for some reason.

    The specs are:

    Specialized Hi Lo disc, 4 sealed cartridge bearings, 12mm thru-axle, 28h

    grannyjone
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    Yes I’ll consider buying a new wheel how hard would it be to find one that’s compatible ?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Might be worth not insisting on 28h though – likely to be more choice in 32h and you could potentially get a burlier rear wheel which is more suited to the Lakes.

    grannyjone
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    Might be worth not insisting on 28h though

    What does the H number actually mean?

    I’ve never had to buy a new wheel before – Is it any 29 inch wheel with the 12mm thru axle should be compatible ?
    What about compatibility with the cassette or are they usually a standard ?

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    It means you have 28 spokes vs 32. In very general terms, the more spokes, the more potentially stronger the wheel is. Whether that’s necessary for your kind of riding I don’t know, depends on lots of factors, such as your weight and riding style.

    But I’d favour 32h over 28h for Lakes riding.

    Then again, I notice your front wheel has 24 holes. Perhaps they are just very strong rims!

    reggiegasket
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    Merlin have cheap 29er wheels, and they are on the way at Chorley.

    Premier Icon slackboy
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    I’ve never had to buy a new wheel before – Is it any 29 inch wheel with the 12mm thru axle should be compatible ?

    Not necessarily, the hub width is also important – I think yours is 142 wide

    What about compatibility with the cassette or are they usually a standard ?

    There are two different free hub types – shimano and XD. you can tell which is which by taking off the cassette and comparing to the pictures. Just because you have SRAM gears doesn’t mean you have and XD freehub.

    Shimano:

    SRAM XD

    Junkyard
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    options
    1. Borrow a wheel from a local – i dont have what you need though so cannot lend it
    2. Freehub from Merlin
    3. Wheel from merlin

    jonk
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    If you want to borrow a wheel i’m in tyldesley mail in profile

    Grizedale mountain bikes mate. £50 a day for a full suss bike and it’ll take you about 40 mins out of your way maximum. Is it just bearings that you need replacing in your wheel? If so bring it in in and I’ll fix it while you wait

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